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Old 05-04-2016, 11:23 PM
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Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

I was looking at the stalk and checking through the manual regarding "washer" and "headlight washer" but find no mention on how this is activated.

How is it activated?

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Old 05-04-2016, 11:28 PM
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

It is automatic and if I remember correctly I think someone here said the headlights have to be on and the headlight washers will activate like every fifth time you spray your windshield. There is no separate control for the headlight washers.
I don't like them. They have never once been useful to me. All they do is get washer fluid all over the front of my car. This has happened multiple times where say my car is otherwise clean and maybe I had to just use my wipers or a quick spray, then the stupid headlight washers activate and get blue washer fluid all over. Lol. I hate that.
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

Thanks for info, JTS97Z28. Okay that's weird when it's "automatic" and doesn't do the job properly.
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

Headlights on, you trigger the windshield sprayer, and voila, headlight washer.

It's required by DOT to have nozzles on HID equipped lights such that they "clean" the lights so you don't scatter light onto oncoming traffic.
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

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It's required by DOT to have nozzles on HID equipped lights such that they "clean" the lights so you don't scatter light onto oncoming traffic.
Not true in the US. My previous vehicle had factory HID with no washers of any kind.
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

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It's required by DOT to have nozzles on HID equipped lights such that they "clean" the lights so you don't scatter light onto oncoming traffic.
Hummm interesting. You sure? Like DriverDave said there are TONS of cars that have factory equipped HIDs that do not have headlight washers. Infact this new Grand Cherokee is the first one I have had that has the washers and almost all my cars had HIDs. Even my wife's new 2015 Honda Odyssey has HIDs without washers.
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

I was reading into this and found that the requirement is for lumens over 2000 be equipped with a washer in Europe. DOT in the US has no requirement but allows it.

That's probably the reason why some vehicles in the US are equipped as well if they plan on exporting the same vehicle to Europe. Probably cheaper to just build with the features.
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

Our 2008 and 2014 both have HIDs and no headlight washers. There is just a plastic piece filling the gap on our 2014 where the washer would be.
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Re: Stupid Question: Activate Headlight Washer?

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Our 2008 and 2014 both have HIDs and no headlight washers. There is just a plastic piece filling the gap on our 2014 where the washer would be.

Headlight washers were only on the Summit in 2014.
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